For the end, for alternate strains, a testimony of Asaph, A Psalm concerning the Assyrian.1 Attend, O Shepherd of Israel, who guides Joseph like a flock; You who sit upon the cherubim, manifest Yourself; 2before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh, stir up Your power, and come to deliver us. 3Turn us, O God, and cause Your face to shine; and we shall be delivered. 4O Lord God of hosts, how long will You be angry with the prayer of Your servant? 5You will feed us with the bread of tears; and will cause us to drink tears by measure. 6You have made us a strife to our neighbors; and our enemies have mocked at us. 7Turn us, O Lord God of hosts, and cause Your face to shine; and we shall be saved. Pause. 8You have transplanted a vine out of Egypt; You have cast out the heathen, and planted it. 9You made a way before it, and caused its roots to strike, and the land was filled with it. 10Its shadow covered the mountains, and its shoots equaled the choice cedars. 11It sent forth its branches to the sea, and its shoots to the river. 12Why have You broken down its hedge, while all that pass by the way pluck it? 13The boar out of the wood has laid it waste, and the wild beast has devoured it. 14O God of hosts, turn, we pray; look on us from heaven, and behold and visit this vine; 15and restore that which Your right hand has planted, and look on the son of man whom You have strengthened for Yourself. 16It is burned with fire and dug up; they shall perish at the rebuke of Your presence. 17Let Your hand be upon the man of Your right hand, and upon the son of man whom You have strengthened for Yourself. 18So will we not depart from You: You shall revive us, and we shall call upon Your name. 19Turn us, O Lord God of hosts, and cause Your face to shine; and we shall be saved.
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